There is an increasing trend toward use of the electronic portfolio (e-portfolio) in Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. E-portfolios can provide documentation of competencies and achievement of program outcomes while showcasing a holistic view of the student achievement. Implementation of the e-portfolio requires careful decision making concerning software selection, set-up, portfolio components, and evaluation. The purpose of this article is to describe the implementation of an e-portfolio in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program and provide lessons learned during the implementation stage.
Author Affiliations: Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, and Director DNP Program and Chair, College of Nursing Evaluation Taskforce (Dr Willmarth-Stec); Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Director, Center for Education Research (Dr Beery), University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Willmarth-Stec, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, 3110 Vine St, 204 N Procter Hall, Cincinnati, OH 43219 (email@example.com).
Accepted for publication: January 25, 2015
Published ahead of print: March 13, 2015